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Preparing for Possible Flooding

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Our area is under a flood watch tonight. A lot of homeowners and emergency crews are preparing for the possibility of high water.

 Elk Creek was flowing normally earlier today. But heavy rain and warmer temperatures raise the potential for flooding, especially ice jam flooding with Lake Erie frozen.

 Flooding is definitely a concern at the Elk Creek Campground. Many fishermen keep their expensive trailers at that location. So workers will be closely watching the level of the nearby creek in case flooding develops.

 Don Stiles of Elk Creek Campground said, "I will be down here tomorrow for most of the day on and off, checking. If it starts getting bad, I have got to hook up and try to get these guys pulled out far enough where they don't ruin their trailers or end up down at the mouth of the creek, you know."

Some members of Millcreek's West Lake Volunteer Fire Department may spend the night at the fire hall to respond quickly to any water rescues or flooding emergencies.

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